Gay Book Reviews is proud to welcome AF Henley to the blog talking about her latest book in the Wolf Series, Wolf, In League.
It is such a huge pleasure to not only be back as a guest here on Gay Book Reviews, but to be celebrating the third release in my Wolf series, Wolf, in League. As I’ve said before, this series comes as a surprise to me. I tend not to “stick” with characters beyond a single novel. It’s not that I don’t love them while I’m writing them, or look back on them fondly afterwards, it’s just that when their story is done, it’s time to move on, and I don’t have a problem doing that. To be honest, I like it that way because then I get to follow a new set of characters into a new world and write their story. It’s too easy as it is to get bored of the same old thing if you’re doing it time and again. The characters of Wolf struck a nerve with me, though, and while I was writing the first Wolf novel, Wolf, WY, I could see this web forming of how the Wolf world led to the Thicker Than Water world that I had written previously. I was intrigued. Hence, the Wolf series, and my journey to this point.
But I promised myself I wasn’t going to bore the audience with a lot of my chit-chat this time around, and I’m sure you’re all looking forward to the excerpt/teaser (a least I hope you are). Just give one more minute to remind you all about the giveaway: a signed, print copy of Wolf in League, a “crystal and silver” diamante Howling Wolf Pendant, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market. One winner, tour-wide, gets it all. Follow the post to the end to find out how to play along.
And now, the teaser, and an introduction to one of the GDBCG’s executive staff members…
cutives of the Center, he has no idea why they’d choose If he asks me out I’m going to just die, literally die. Except that was a ridiculous thought, Matthew told himself. Volos had just said he was married, for goodness sake. Not that open relationships were unheard of, but the man was a head of industry. In Matthew’s limited world knowledge, most guys like Volos kept anything outside the realm of ‘normal relationships’ behind closed doors. They sure didn’t breach those matters with employees, anyway. Especially employees that were mere residents. Besides, it was a violation of the Center’s Code of Conduct. Matthew had been to the ‘this-is-how-to-behave-like-a-human-being’ seminar when he’d started—all new recruits had to—and interoffice discussions about a person’s relationships and/or lack of them were frowned upon. And Matthew now knew why. As interesting and attractive as Volos was, the line of questioning made him feel awkward.
But Volos was the big boss and Matthew was no fool when it came to knowing that the rules that the little people had to follow didn’t always apply to those higher up the chain of command. Code of conduct expectations or no.
“No. Nothing like that these days,” Matthew said finally. “I have my residency to contend with and that takes up most of my time.”
“And are you enjoying it?” Mr. Volos asked without a second’s pause. “Your residency? Here?” He waved his left arm in a careless fashion. “Are you hoping for a permanent position?”
Oh, boy. That sounded like an oddly pointed question. Nervous tension began to crawl up Matthew’s spine. “Of course. The GDBCG is a leader in genetic research. I’d be crazy not to be hoping for one.”
“I’m glad to hear it.” Volos smiled. “Would you mind hanging on for another hour or so? Doctor Dyball and I would like to have a word with you.”
“Oh?” Matthew could only hope his expression wasn’t as stricken as his body suddenly was. Had he done something wrong? Wound somebody up? He couldn’t think of anything, but that didn’t mean that he hadn’t done something without realizing it…
“A project,” Volos said and his voice dropped several octaves. “A very special, very important project. Would you be interested in something like that?”
“Yes,” Matthew replied before his head had a chance to tell him to think first. After all, it was the very special, very important projects that could make a person’s career. Besides, Doctor Dyball would be there and that meant it wouldn’t just be him and Volos alone. Oddly enough, the last thing Matthew wanted was anymore one-on-one time with Volos.
“Should I…” Matthew pointed at the empty chairs in the reception area. “Or?”
“Absolutely not!” Volos frowned, as though Matthew’s idea of waiting in reception was an idea that was not only ridiculous but close to unimaginable. “Get yourself a coffee. Go to the lounge. Grab a wink or two of sleep, if you’d like. We’ll find you.” He smiled again. “No worries about that.”
Wolf, in League Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2016
Title: Wolf, In League (Wolf #3)
Author: A.F. Henley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal, gay romance, vampires, wolves, mystery/suspense
Reviewed by: Natosha
It’s been months since anyone at the Committee has had any contact from the O’Connell family or their pack members, and they are not happy. Suspicious of the activities that took place in D.C. and determined to find out what the wolves are up to, the Committee recruits one of their newest residents, Doctor Matthew Dietrich, to play the part of neighbor and infiltrate the family.
Matthew has always been a keep-to-himself kind of person. Though idealistic and optimistic, he prefers to work in solitude, at night, while he researches the findings that he hopes will one day change the world. When he’s approached by the executives of the Center, he has no idea why they’d choose him. And to say he is skeptical over the concept of men that can shift into wolves would be an understatement. Until he meets his new partner, the man that will play the part of his “husband” in the Committee’s scheme, Doctor Gavin Strauss.
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My heartfelt thanks to Gay Book Reviews for having me as a guest today, and a great big thank you to you, as well, for joining me. Best of luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
AF Henley <3
About the Author
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
For more information, please stop by for a visit at afhenley.com.